‘DWTS’ Winner Iman Shumpert And Teyana Taylor Are A Power Couple

The world now knows former NBA superstar Iman Shumpert as the reigning DWTS champion. But there’s so much more to this sports legend than meets the eye. For example, he’s also one half of a very strong power couple. He and his wife Teyana Taylor are two talented people and have a lot to show the world.

Iman Shumpert and Teyana Taylor have great careers, but it wasn’t an immediate connection

The pair met in 2011, but didn’t become a couple until 2014. Today, Iman Shumpert and Teyana Taylor are married and are the parents of two little girls.

Teyana Taylor/Instagram

While Iman has made a name for himself in the sports world, Teyana is doing really well on the music scene. But it wasn’t exactly love at first sight.

Teyana and Iman met at a party in 2011 while she was in a relationship with someone else. The singer dished on their first meeting to Vlad TV.

“He came up to me and tried to talk to me, but I was in a relationship, so I kinda like…” Teyana said, alluding that she wasn’t interested. “He was turned up, everybody was turned up, and I was just like [shrug], ‘OK, thank you.'”

She went on to say that she would see Iman around, but really only thought of him in a friendly way. If you want to check out that interview, you can see it here:

Over time, it seems Iman won her over with his charm. Dancing With The Stars fans definitely enjoyed getting to know the basketball player during his time on the show, so this is hardly a surprise.

Teyana cheered and campaigned for her husband during Dancing With The Stars

Many DWTS fans were delightedly surprised to see that Iman Shumpert and his partner Daniella Karagach brought home the Mirrorball Trophy this year.

Daniella Karagach/Instagram

But Teyana Taylor knew her husband had talent. She campaigned for him on social media and posted a congratulatory tribute on Instagram to celebrate his victory.

“THE LEVEL OF PROUD I AM IS TEWWWWWW MUCH TO EVEN PUT IN WORDS!!! WOW 🥺🥺🥺 congrats @imanshumpert @daniellakaragach i am proud but NOT shocked!!!! YALL GOT THAT! AS YOU SHOULD! WELL DESERVED!!” the singer wrote. “Thank you for trusting one another, believing in one another, killing that s— every week & most importantly foot working that mutha f—— mirror ball home!!!!!! PERIOD! Congrats guys!!! ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 thank you @dancingabc & all the fans and friends that VOTEDDDDDDDDD every single week!!! You are appreciated 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾”

Even though many fans felt that Iman and Daniella had serious chemistry, Teyana was not at all threatened by it.

“I’m too secure in my s–t to be worrying about that,” the singer told Us Weekly at the time. “We have to do movies and TV shows, and I have a love interest and stuff like that — it’s just part of the job. We get our job done and we keep it pushing. And I think that’s the part that we love about each other the most because we do our job and we literally keep it pushing.”

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